Saudi Journal for Health Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 22--29

Evaluation of nurse interns' satisfaction and hospital as an educational environment in nursing internship training program, Saudi Arabia


Badria Mahrous Abdelhameed Mohammed, Waled Amen Mohammed Ahmed 
 Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Menoufia University, Al Minufya, Egypt; Department of Nursing, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Albaha University, Al Bahah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Waled Amen Mohammed Ahmed
Department of Nursing, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Albaha University, Al Bahah
Saudi Arabia

Background/Objective: New nurse interns are known to eagerly anticipate their internship training year but often find themselves confronted with several obstacles during this period. The aim of this study was to evaluate the nurse interns' satisfaction and hospital as an educational environment. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out on 195 nursing students (or interns during the internship year) at the Albaha University, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences in 2017–2018. The hospitals that were encompassed in this study were King Fahad Hospital and Prince Meshari Hospital. The tools of study were divided into the following sections: sociodemographic and personal datasheet; Postgraduate Hospital as an Educational Environment Measure; and satisfaction scale. Results: According to the study results, the interns were highly satisfied. This finding illustrates a highly significant correlation between the overall satisfaction scale with role autonomy, perception of teaching, perception of social support, and the overall score of Postgraduate Hospital as an Educational Environment Measure. Furthermore, their satisfaction levels were found to be highly significantly correlated with average (P = 0.002) wherein about 43.08% and 21.54% denoted moderate and high levels of satisfaction, respectively. Pediatric intensive care units and neonatal intensive care units were reported to be the areas with the greatest satisfaction levels. Conclusion: The nurse interns were found to be highly satisfied, and the relationship of the hospital as an educational environment was reported as the most influential factor on their satisfaction during the internship training program.


How to cite this article:
Mohammed BM, Ahmed WA. Evaluation of nurse interns' satisfaction and hospital as an educational environment in nursing internship training program, Saudi Arabia.Saudi J Health Sci 2020;9:22-29


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Mohammed BM, Ahmed WA. Evaluation of nurse interns' satisfaction and hospital as an educational environment in nursing internship training program, Saudi Arabia. Saudi J Health Sci [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Jun 1 ];9:22-29
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